English version

less and less

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishless and lessless and lessLESSused to say that a quality, situation etc gradually decreases opp more and more As the years went by, he seemed to care less and less about his reputation. Smoking is becoming less and less acceptable. less
Examples from the Corpus
less and lessThe fighting has become less and less frequent.Staff were separated less and less from pupils; they used the same library and the same resource centres.They began spending less and less time with each other.As the war progressed, this position be-came less and less tenable and was eventually discarded.Changes over the course of 250 years meant that realities accorded less and less with formal appearances and official regulations.However, they are less and less willing either to hide or to lead lives of celibacy.It is merely that there is less and less justification for her position.It turned out not to be much-and, as it happened, he needed less and less as time went on.Now I seem to care less and less.She liked the mail-order concept, saying that working women have less and less time to shop at stores.
less and lessless and lessa decreasing amount of something opp more and more They began spending less and less time together.less and less of The band was doing less and less of that kind of music. less
Examples from the Corpus
less and lessAs the war progressed, this position be-came less and less tenable and was eventually discarded.Changes over the course of 250 years meant that realities accorded less and less with formal appearances and official regulations.However, they are less and less willing either to hide or to lead lives of celibacy.It is merely that there is less and less justification for her position.It turned out not to be much-and, as it happened, he needed less and less as time went on.Now I seem to care less and less.She liked the mail-order concept, saying that working women have less and less time to shop at stores.Staff were separated less and less from pupils; they used the same library and the same resource centres.
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